Set up a screen lock to use the Google Pay app

To use the Google Pay app, you need to set up a screen lock on your phone.

Screen locks that work with the Google Pay app

You can use different screen locks that work with Google Pay, such as PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, retina scan, and facial recognition.

Turn screen lock on

Why a screen lock is required

To help protect your information in case your phone gets lost or stolen, the Google Pay app requires a screen lock. If your device is locked, the Google Pay app can’t be opened.

Set or change a screen lock

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Security.
    Tip: If you don't find "Security," go to your phone manufacturer’s support site for help.
  3. To pick a screen lock, tap Screen lock.
    Tip: If you've already set a lock, you need to enter your PIN, pattern, or password before you can pick a different lock.
  4. Tap the screen lock option you'd like to use. Follow the on-screen instructions. 

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